sweat gland


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sweat gland

[′swet ‚gland]
(physiology)
A coiled tubular gland of the skin which secretes sweat.
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Nodular hidradenoma is an uncommon benign sweat gland tumour.
A short history of sweat gland biology, International Journal of Cosmetic Science
The sweat gland tumors are comprised of chondroid syringoma, eccrine poroma, nodular hidradenoma, and syringocystadenoma papilliferum [Figure 1].
Although people with hyperhidrosis sweat a lot, most do not have problems with body odour, as hyperhidrosis does not usually affect the apocrine sweat glands responsible for producing unpleasant-smelling sweat.
Each aluminum chloride molecule can covalently bind six water molecules and tightly bind another shell or two of 12-20 molecules, with a further third shell, all "making the water very viscous such that the weak muscles that push sweat out of our sweat glands are unable to move the sweat to the surface of our skin," he said.
These foci of sweat glands were lined by inner layer of epithelial cells and the outer layer of myoepithelial cells.
USC faculty member Krzysztof Kobielak and his team used a system to make all of the sweat gland cells in a mouse easy to spot: labeling them with green fluorescent protein (GFP), which is visible under ultraviolet light.
This tumor resembles the cells and structures of ductal segment of the eccrine sweat gland.
In contrast, during a marathon race, sweat gland stem cells remain largely dormant, and glandular output rather than tissue expansion accounts for the 3 liters of sweat our body needs.
Simple hair follicles are associated with sebaceous glands and a sweat gland (Spearman, 1977).
When these tumors originate in the salivary glands, they are referred to as pleomorphic adenomas; when they originate in the sweat glands, they are referred to as chondroid syringomas.